NORTH COUNTY - The Okanogan River, which has been at flood stage since late last week, began receding Wednesday morning after topping out at about 17.1 feet. The river is considered to be at flood stage at anything above 15.0 feet and has been there since May 10. At 17, flooding is considered “moderate” but water [...]
When the Tonasket FFA’s parliamentary procedure team went to the national convention two years ago, ag teacher Matt Deebach thought called it a once-in-a-career experience. Turns out Deebach was wrong.
OROVILLE – “Paradise in the Valley” is the theme for this year’s Oroville May Festival which pays tribute to Oroville’s location and Lake Osoyoos.
TONASKET – Warm weather that is speeding up the annual mountain snow melt-off has brought about a flood watch for the Okanogan River, especially in the areas between Tonasket and Oroville.
YAKIMA – Water levels in Osoyoos Lake are beginning to rise as the thermometer does the same. The lake straddles the British Columbia and Washington border near Oroville.
OROVILLE – A fire in the early morning hours last Sunday at Hometown Pizza and Pasta in Oroville was limited to mostly smoke damage because of the quick reporting by the owner of the recently opened Pastime Bar and Grill.
TONASKET – Yard sale season is beginning in Tonasket, and with it complaints of traffic and congestion in residential areas.
The City Council has been mulling an ordinance to limit the number of yard sales permitted in the city. However, after plenty of discussion at the Tuesday, April 23, council meeting, it was clear that the council was undecided on exactly how to move forward.
TONASKET – The North Valley Hospital District’s financial situation is gradually improving, reported Chief Financial Officer Helen Verhasselt at the Thursday, April 11, NVH Board of Commissioners meeting.
OROVILLE – Last February representatives from Gold Digger Apples, Taber Orchards and Del Rosario Orchards approached the Oroville Housing Authority to ask if they could house more than 100 H2A guest workers, some staying for as much as half a year, at their farmworkers camp off Sawtell Road.
WENATCHEE – Lighter snowfall this past winter helped crews reopen the North Cascades Highway today, April 16, almost a month earlier than last year. Washington State Department of Transportation crews and drivers celebrated at 1 p.m. today, as both east and west side gates swung open. The highway reopened well in advance of the start of the lowland fishing season and the annual 49’er Days festival in Winthrop.